All mornings are you stressed when you look at strands of hair on your pillow? Is baldness stealing your self-confidence? Do you want your natural hair and youth back? Do you want to stop Hair Loss ?
Hair loss occurs in both men and women and is called alopecia. It is normal to lose about 100 hairs a day, but if new hair does not grow in order to compensate for the loss, then it is called hair loss. The reasons can be hereditary to stress or even hormonal changes and/or medicines. Hair loss can be treated in many ways. Here in this article, we will see the top 5 tips to prevent hair loss and some hair loss treatment options which are available.
Diet plays a pivotal role in the hair growth cycle as our hair needs nourishment in the form of nutrients, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. Important vitamins which are needed for hair growth include Biotin or Vitamin B7, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Iron, and Zinc. Pulses, lentils; eggs provide you with plenty of protein. Milk and dairy products have vitamin D. Include citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, sweet lime, and even bell peppers that are loaded with vitamin C. Nuts, legumes, meat provides you with zinc. Eat green leafy vegetables, shellfish, nuts, and seeds for iron. Fishes like tuna, sardines, mackerel, etc. provide you with omega-3 fatty acids.
2. Hair care
Your hair care routine should be plain and simple. Always apply conditioner to your hair after you shampoo it. Make sure the shampoo you choose is free from sulfate and parabens. You should also avoid tying tight ponytails as it pulls the hair on the scalp which as a consequence causes the hair to loosen up at the base of the hair follicle and it begins to break and fall off. While combing makes sure you detangle your hair before using a comb as combing hair when it’s tangled and wet causes increased strain which elevates the chances of hair breakage and hair loss.
3. Regular haircut
Getting a regular haircut indirectly helps reduce your hair loss as getting your split ends removed off prevents them from traveling upwards toward the roots. Split ends damage your hair thus making them fragile and making them more susceptible to breakage.
4. When you need to see a dermatologist
When you feel that your hair loss is not reducing even after repeated efforts, then it’s time to see a dermatologist. Make sure you look for a board-certified dermatologist who has years of training and experience backing so that you are in safe hands. Your dermatologist in your counseling session will ask questions and may also examine your hair to test its health and give you a treatment plan which is best for you. Diagnosis can be done with the help of a blood test or a biopsy of the scalp if necessary.
5. Professional treatment
Professional treatments are available to treat hair losses which are to be performed under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist only such as mesotherapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy or hair thread. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is preferred as it offers superior results over other treatments. Hair growth by Platelet-rich plasma therapy also induces hair follicles to grow thus enhancing the hair growth cycle and also supporting the hair transplant process.